Download e-book for iPad: Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion by Carol Tavris

By Carol Tavris

ISBN-10: 0671675230

ISBN-13: 9780671675233

"This landmark ebook" (San Francisco Chronicle) dispels the typical myths concerning the explanations and makes use of of anger -- for instance, that expressing anger is often best for you, that suppressing anger is usually dangerous, or that girls have designated "anger difficulties" that males don't. Dr. Carol Tavris expertly examines each aspect of that interesting emotion -- from genetics to emphasize to the craze for justice.

totally revised and up to date, Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion now comprises:

* a brand new attention of organic politics: should still testosterone or PMS excuse rotten tempers or competitive activities? * The 5 stipulations lower than which anger might be potent -- and whilst it isn't. * options for fixing particular anger difficulties -- persistent anger, facing tricky humans, repeated kin battles, anger after divorce or victimization, and competitive youngsters.

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When you find yourself feeling stressed out about something, remind yourself, as many times as necessary, that it’s not the end of the world. Life will go on. Recognize your limitations and set reasonable goals. Be ready to prioritize: What needs to get done sooner? What will take longer? Do you need more resources? Can you break something into smaller steps? Everything can’t always get done perfectly, and it isn’t fair to expect perfection from yourself or anyone else. Learn from the past. After a period of stress is over and the stressor is taken care of, see if there’s anything you can learn from the experience.

Not only is it unkind, it often just makes things worse. ” Words like always, whenever, and never are dangerous when used in statements accusing others. Don’t: Complicate things and make the conflict worse by bringing up old arguments, making personal attacks, or attempting revenge. Don’t: Be afraid to apologize first. Even if the argument wasn’t your fault, that doesn’t matter. What really matters is ending the conflict. Science Says... Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Studies indicate that regular exposure to humor and laughter reduces stress, anxiety, and tension.

Eustress can give you the focus that allows you to perform at your very best. Still, you need to recognize that too much stress—whether from positive or negative stressors—can be bad for you. If you let it, eustress may keep you working too long on something that interests you and keep you awake so late at night that you don’t get needed sleep. And any stress that lasts a long time can lead to health problems. Whether your stress is part of positive emotions (interest or excitement) or negative ones (anger, humiliation, or sadness), it is important to stay on top of it when you can.

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